Forschungslabor: „Geschichte und Sozialanthropologie Südost‐ und Osteuropas“
Zeit: Donnerstag, 14–16 Uhr (Lehrstuhl) oder 16–18 Uhr (Graduiertenschule und Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus)
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 017)
Erik Amburger Database on Foreigners in Pre-Revolutionary Russia
The extensive personal archive of Professor Erik Amburger is a catalogue of about 100,000 foreigners in the Russian Empire until 1917 and presents a unique documentation that researches of many countries intensively make use of. Professor Amburger bequeathed this register to the Leibniz Institute for Eastern European Studies.
The work was supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation from May 1991 until October 1992, and also by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior until the end of 1993. Towards the end of 1996, the Volkswagen Foundation approved of a generous funding with which it was possible to hire additional assistants and a project manager in order to completely process the data by 1999 and also to make them accessible on the internet. The online database was converted from 2006 until 2007 with DFG-funding as part of the Virtual Library Eastern Europe (ViFaOst) and is accessible again since the beginning of October 2007.
Furthermore, the Ancestor Tables of 2960 families are of immediate importance for biographical research. They represent a unique collection of genealogical data in list format which can be consulted at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies.
In addition to the database, the bequest library and the research archive of Erik Amburger are accessible at the IOS. The library, which has more than 880 volumes, is not only suitable for genealogical studies of Russia or the Baltic States, but also enables socio-historical investigations of this area. The research archive contains manuscripts, collections, chronicles and lists of individual family and company histories as well as genealogies, copies of sources and company advertisements, photos, pictures and maps.